Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Nubbin Photos!

Here are the "official" new Nubbin photos I'm using for my Etsy Listings!

I'm really enjoying how they are all looking together in the shop!  And I like that I get to include the whole bunting trend without resorting to the usual triangle pennant bunting.  And I get to use my spools! (yes, crazy wooden spool obsession)
I've had a couple people suggest I switch to a white background, but I am reluctant to go in that direction.  I am a bit attached to the wood background.  I like the look of it and it fits my style.  I like the warm, cozy, vintage feel of the wood.  Plus, SO many people on Etsy use white background... and I want to be different.

I took this screencap (above) of some results of an Etsy search I did for "recycled plush monsters" to see how my work compared to others.  And I feel like my item stands out. (I'm tempted to think that's just because I am biased, but I posted the above picture and asked my friends on Facebook if my item was eye-catching compared to the others, and everyone agreed it was.  Of course, it's possible my friends may be biased too!)
Whatever though...I must be doing something right.  Because I've actually been getting Etsy sales lately!  Uusually, my Etsy sales are a bit slow (I typically make more sales at craft shows), but my online sales have been picking up lately.  I'd like to think it's all the updating and improvements I've been doing.

A peek at my setup in the guestroom.  
The twine is just held up by push-pins on either side of the crates.  The right end of the string is just wound around the push-pin so it is easily removable.  This is I can switch out the spools to coordinate the thread colors to the colors of whatever item I am photographing.  My only issue is the end of the thread unraveling off the spool sometimes.  I'm thinking of just using a little glue to stick the ends down, since I won't be using the thread for anything else.  The vintage thread isn't really good for sewing with, since it is so old and can break easily.  But at least it looks pretty on the spools!

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